A recent report released by the Institute of Medicine has found that one in every five seniors suffers from a mental health or substance abuse issue and with the health care workforce lacking adequate training in these fields, many issues may arise over the next decade for treating this vulnerable population. With the health care sector preparing for the physical needs of the aging baby boomer population, this report serves as a critical reminder about the importance of a holistic approach to treating patients.
You can access a synopsis of the report here.
To read the full report, click here.
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